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College of Fine and Applied Arts

The College of Fine and Applied has its own study abroad office. Many programs in FAA are only open to FAA students, however, some programs are open to all majors. Students in the College of FAA may also look for programs sponsored by the campus study abroad office, Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange.

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Remember: students can choose to pursue a variety of academic, professional, and personal interests as they study abroad and are not limited to these programs.

Academic Considerations

Before you apply, make sure to review the following policies and procedures that apply specifically to FAA students.

Some programs may require an art portfolio.

It is encouraged that you discuss study abroad with your academic advisor as soon as you begin considering it. They can discuss when will be the best time in your schedule for you to study abroad. After, you can attend a First Steps workshop to learn the basics of study abroad. Once you have a general idea of the study abroad process, contact your FAA academic advisor to discuss how study abroad fits in with your plan of study.

FAA students should review the course approval process for prior to departure.


FAA International Programs
Rebecca Paez-Rodriguez, Associate Director
Phone: 217-244-4084